World Trade Organization and Its Impact on Indian Agriculture Sector

Vijay Kumar


Agriculture is very important element in Indian economy as it provides 54.6 per cent employment to the workforce according to census 2011 and also accounted 13.7 per cent to the GDP in 2013 collectively agriculture and allied sector. Food and Agriculture organization of United Nations (FAO) data of 2010 for world agriculture statistics shows India as a largest producer of vegetables, fresh fruits, spices, fresh meats, Jute, millets, castor oil seed etc. and also the second or third largest producer of dry fruits, roots and tuber crops, eggs, pulses, farmed fish, sugarcane, coconut, cotton and coffee etc. In the following research study secondary data have been used which is collected from ministry of Agriculture through various annual reports, publications, books etc. and for the analysis some statistical tools used such as percentage growth, standard deviation, etc. 


Agriculture, Food Production, % Growth, WTO, Economic growth etc. Introduction

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